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Colette Cassinelli

Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of t... - 21 views

    Classic book listings and reasons why they were challenged
Cathy Oxley

Young Adult Literature - LibGuides at Pennsylvania Digital Collections - 46 views

    Libguide for young adult literature

Reading Genres - 4 views

    A great resource for teaching genres. Includes several genres posters with specific examples.
Donna Baumbach

Holy Bodacious Barcodes: Using QR Codes to Extend Learning and Promote a Love of Reading - 12 views

    Jennifer LaGarde (Library Girl) on how and why to use QR codes in the library....EXCELLENT
Jenny Odau

AASL Blog - 16 views

    In July, 2011, the AASL Board approved the Position Statement on Labeling Books with Reading Levels. The AASL position statement defines standard directional spine labels and compares them to reading level labels (associated with computerized reading programs) as they are often applied in school libraries. The statement also offers suggestions for concerned librarians to be aware not only of the possible negative effects of these  labels on children as they browse, but also offers suggestions for voicing those concerns.

    There are proponents and opponents to how computerized reading programs are implemented in schools and their effects on school library collections and students' free access to books of their choice.  A school librarian (name withheld) shares this story of how labels affect students' choices in her school.

    "Recently I helped a student who came to me while his class was in the library browsing. As the librarian of a middle school library, I often see situations such as this one. The boy had been most recently reading about George Washington and Ben Franklin. His class assignment that day was to checkout two computerized reading program books within his tested reading level and thus was "allowed" only one free choice book. "But I'd rather not have to check out labeled books and there are some books I'd like today that don't have the dots or reading level labels on the backs of the books. Does that mean Ican't check them out?" he asks me.

    The boy went on to say that he'd rather be allowed to check out three books on his favorite non-fiction topics, regardless of reading level. As he expresses his frustration, he lowers his voice and moves toward a corner of the library where there are no other students. "I'm a pretty good reader," he said quietly, "and I really like reading about the American Revolution. But I have to stay within a certain range. I can't find many books in my reading level that are really interest
Bright Ideas

sallyb - Library Dragon - 15 views

    St Michael's Grammar School teacher librarian Sally Bray developed a very good fiction blog and has kindly agreed to share her blogging journey with readers of Bright Ideas.
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